Monday, July 21, 2008

Another open-minded city council: Lodz, Poland

Lodz - street racing capital of Poland apparently. The city had such trouble with illegal street races that it decided to do something about it. Instead of sending in the police, heavy-handed to arrest everyone, they did the opposite and endorsed street racing by organising the events themselves. They provide fire and ambulance cover as well as blocking off streets and providing official timing gear.
Now that's an open-minded idea. I wonder how long it will last? In the UK or America it would never happen of course. In the UK there would be no revenue because the police wouldn't be able to ticket anyone, and in America the city would be sued when someone got a stone in their eye.
Lodz - street racing capital of Poland

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